Travel June 2012

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Rachel Kalina

Jacks are Back

Keep kids entertained while on the road with Wacky Jax. The colorful Chinese jacks are wearable as bracelets and simple to use in the context of the classic jacks game. As a bonus, game pieces are waterproof, making them great for poolside play. See www.wackyjax.net to order a set.

By the Shore

Consider Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for your family’s summer vacation. Offering fun new developments like a ropes course and zip-line ride at the boardwalk, the Pirate’s Voyage dinner show and the WonderWorks science museum, the locale has exciting activities for everyone. Other kid-friendly entertainment includes show Le Grande Circque and Ripley’s Aquarium. See www.visitmyrtlebeach.com to start planning your trip.

Stroll in Style

Tivoli Couture’s NuComfort™ Memory Foam Stroller Pad and Seat Liner ensure your baby stays content on long and short stroller rides. The supportive cover system is washable and doubles as a diaper changing pad or play mat. It comes in a variety of fabrics, too. Upgrade your child’s carriage comfort at www.tivolicouture.com.

Keeping Track

SecuraTrac’s mobile application SecuraFone turns your cellphone into a personal safety device for parents and children on the go. Using GPS, SecuraFone keeps remote users updated on the whereabouts of loved ones. It also offers emergency and distracted driver features. Learn more at www.securafone.com.

Virtual Vacation

Take the brood to iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey, this summer for a unique experience. The indoor cityscape and boardwalk offers a multi-sensory 4D movie theater, two-level laser tag, bumper cars, mini bowling lanes, and more than 200 video and redemption games. To plan your day or weekend trip to iPlay, visit www.iplayamerica.com.

This column appeared in the June 2012 issue.